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    February 28, 2014
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russian officials, including putin. we're going to stay on top of this story. josh rogin, thanks for joining us. we're going to continue to stay on top of the breaking news in the ukraine. lots is at stake. thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. next breaking news, signs of a russian invasion in ukraine tonight. president obama warns russia there will be costs. plus, a new winter storm threatens more than 100 million across america and a story you have to see to believe, a man declared dead in a body bag comes back out alive. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett and we have a welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world tonight. "outfront" we begin with the breaking news. the united states believes that russian troops have entered ukraine. ukrainian officials are accusing
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russia of an armed invasion after hundreds of troops tried to take control of two airports in crimea. several builds have been seized and they are patrolling the streets. we have new video to show you. these are russian helicopters flying over crimea, which is the peninsula below the ukraine. this picture was posted on youtube. the president, just a short time ago, addressed the nation in an unexpected statement from the white house briefing room. he said the united states is, quote, deeply concerned by reports of russia's military movements. >> and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games that would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and, indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> all right. i want to get straight to the chief national security correspondent for us here at cnn, jim sciutto. jim, what are your sources telling you tonight?
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i think we've got to emphasize, the white house hasn't said much about this and nobody expected the president of the united states to come out and make a statement about the ukraine. >> well, the white house hasn't said much but they were certainly worried about it and i've been hearing from a number of different parts of the government as their anxiety grew over the last 24 and 48 hours that something like this would happen. we've all seen the public statements from u.s. officials, from secretary kerry, secretary hagel warning russia not to do exactly what appears to have happened now in the ukraine and that is, send russian troops in. u.s. officials believe these are russia troops. over time, they are getting a better handle and the extent of the troops. this is a scenario that some had warned me about. the idea of tran it would be something more sought tell, special ops and black ops to get more cover and you see the russians getting
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legal cover here. the ambassador to the u.n. saying that the movements fall within their bilateral agreement with the ukrainian government. >> nobody that we've talked to thinks that makes any sense at all. >> jim sciutto, thank you very much. i want to go straight to crimea tonight because cnn has a reporter on the ground there. diana magnay is in the southern part of the country where support for russia strong. ukraine is in yellow. the peninsula is in red. below there, american assessment shows military forces landed at a base in crimea. diana is there. you've been reporting and it's been incredible, you've been reporting on phone lines that have been cut. it's been incredibly difficult to communicate. what exactly is happening there and what have you been able to figure out about who these troops are and what they are doing. >> reporter: well, it is difficult to piece together what is going on and i haven't been able to definitely confirm to you that the troops that i have seen on the ground are russian
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because they are trying incredibly hard to conceal their identity. they are in military fatigues. they don't have any kind of military insignia. the vehicles that they are using to get around, the number plates have been removed. when you ask them, where are you from, are you russian, there is no reply. so they are really trying to conceal their identity. so i wouldn't be able to tell you 100% that they are russian. but the numbers and organizers, as you can imagine, certainly the two airports -- i was at one of the two airports that have been not taken over because operations carried on normally but certainly were under the sort of command of these military units. they were working alongside pro-russian local groups who told me they didn't know who they were, they were just sort of exchanging tea and cigarettes but it didn't really look that way. it certainly looked as though
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pro-russian local forces on the ground were working together with these unidentified units who, incidentally, have surrounded the state tv station. apparently, according to the director general, to protect it. and we're also hearing from the main telecommunications company in crimea that they believe that their operations have been sabotaged so there are no landline connections or telecoms from crimea to the mainland at the moment, erin. >> thank you very much, diana imagi magnay. the connection is a bit dubious but she's there on the ground and perhaps what she saw says more than anything else. when she asked those troops to identify where they are from, where they are from, they refused to do so. i want to emphasize, this is the not the first time that russia russia
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similar vladimir putin sent troops on the ground in 2008 to georgia. joining me as former intelligence officer, layton and general spider marks. great to have all of you with us. you were just in kiev. you've been there all week. what do you see on the ground? are you surprised to hear this at all? >> no, i'm not surprised. actually, georgia was invaded by a large-scale russian army. i was warning prior to the invasion. georgia will come and then the new ukraine will come. putin is following his blueprint all the way through and coincidentally it happened both times during the times of the olympic. first it was the beijing olympics and now it's the sochi olympics and the blueprint is exactly the same. same scale, so-called unidentified troops of the russian army and we've seen them
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and we know them very well. we know their handwriting. it's exactly the same thing and we are talking right now about full-scale legally and technically full-scale military invasion. that's all it is. they will gradually build it up. it's not based on some mass scale. putin is not even disguising it anymore. we are talking about 21st century invasion of 45 million people country as a response to a democratic revolution that fled to russia. >> as you're speaking, this news is just coming in. mike rogers has just put out a statement that's very significant for people watching around the world tonight. quote, it appears the russian military now controls the crimean peninsula. this aggression is not only a threat to the ukraine but to stability and the latest action is not an indication of vladimir putin's interests and allies around the world. another development there that this is not just a few hundred
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troops and if it is they contro. general marks, what does that mean for the united states where the president has just said today that there will be consequences. >> erin, the real issue here is that crimea is a part of the ukraine. the citizens of crimea enjoy no additional sovereignty rights beyond what ukraine would. although, the crimea tends to lend itself and its support and lean in the direction of russia. that's irrelevant. >> right. >> that's irrelevant in this case because they are citizens of the ukraine. we need to call it what it is, which is an invasion of one sovereign nation of another. irrespective of how putin has done it, either at a lower level and now with the threat of some additional forces. >> so colonel layton, what does this mean for the united states? it says there are going to be costs and consequences if the crimea peninsula, which is the ukraine has been invaded and
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controlled by vladimir putin. >> i think, erin, it's going to be a situation where if the united states wants to stand out to the russian invasion of the crimea, then they are going to have to do something and there could be such a thing as embargo against russian oil and significant effects on europe that would have to be coordinated with nato. those are some of the things that we could do short of military force in a case like this. >> how bad could this get? when you were president of georgia, hundreds of people were killed, tarnnks came in, troops came in. is this just the beginning? >> i think it's just the beginning. some people are trying to argue that it's irresponsible behavior of georgia. what would you say this time? and actually, the reality is that it's reminiscent of what happens in the 21st century,
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very much like the land by then nazi germany and then of course this time exactly the way how european powers said for poland, united states, the united kingdom and also russia, together pledged to guarantee territory integrity in 1994 when ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons. so there's an obligation that the western powers who have for this not to happen. now russia blatantly violated the treaty obligations. all the way through, western powers have been repeating, there is no more cold war. first of all, there was always cold war for putin all this time. now we are really getting to really, really hot war in europe and this is an exceptional circumstances and what i'm talking about, there's a draft that makes it easy to integrate other country's territory into russia. this is unheard of it. we are talking about europe,
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21st century. >> so you think that the analogy you just gave is a very powerful one. you're talking about nazi germany going into -- >> legally there is not much of a difference because this guy, vladimir putin, now goes into another big european country, its neighbor, and wants to make this part of russia. this has gone beyond anything that anybody could contemplate. this is really, really serious stuff. >> colonel layton, can you respond to that? what does the united states do if there's this treaty? sit back and say sanctions? is that enough? >> well, it should follow the tenants of the treaty. i agree with the president that there are certain treaty obligations that the united states and nato have when it comes to protecting the
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integrity of the ukraine. notice that the president did not invoke those when he spoke this afternoon at the white house nor has secretary of state kerry and that indicates to me that the united states is not willing to go that extra mile. >> what would you say, spider? do you agree with that, the united states not willing to go the extra mile and, if so, to the peril that was just stated, what happens next? >> the precedent has been set. the united states clearly will not act alone nor should it act alone. the initial steps right now should be what can take place now short of military action that would be sufficiently convincing to vladimir putin that that is what he's doing. we do have friends, allies, nato, we have the ability to try to influence and wedge ourselves in there. right now the concern is that we have a waning level of influence and it needs to be reasserted and it's going to be very, very
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difficult for the united states to do that alone, nor should it. >> we're going to hit pause and come back with more of this conversation. a significant question for the united states. former head of the cia, someone i spoke to about the warning. we also have new backlash against spike lee. are people targeting this family's home because of his rant and a man in mississippi declared dead and sent to a funeral home and then a miracle happens. >> i stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zip it up. >> he was not dead. long story short.
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news tonight. the united states state believes russian land forces have arrived in the crimea region, that is the southern part of the country. it's a strongly pro-russia area but it's part of ukraine and mike rogers is now putting out a statement saying that crimea has not just been invaded, it's under the control of putin's russia. jim acosta is at the white house. jim, the president came out unexpectedly, made a statement threatening to pull out of the g-8 meeting if putin invades the ukraine. is that a threat that putin cares about? >> reporter: well, i think it's a threat that vladimir putin should care about. this is very serious and that is
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basically that they are evaluating whether or not the united states would go to the g-8 summit and what the senior officials are saying is that other european allies would put this under consideration as well. the united states is basically saying, according to the senior administration officials that, hey, we not only might we not go to your party in sochi later on this june at the g-8, but we may keep our european friends from going as well. keep in mind, erin, president obama canceled a bilateral meeting with vladimir putin last year before the g-20 summit. he was supposed to go to moscow before the g-20 summit and canceled that. this would be a significant worsening of relations between the united states and russia and i think the united states -- and i think the white house is trying to communicate that. not only saying that the g-8 might be affected, they are talking about trade and commerce between the united states and russia being invaded.
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some of these things could happen organically. for example, the goodwill that was built up after the sochi games. the u.s. is saying, hey, that could be affected as well. >> jim acosta, thank you very much. to emphasize again, there is a treaty that russia is privy to, that the united states is privy to, to respect the territory of the ukraine. now russia has violated that. ian lee is live. these are youtube pictures of helicopters over the ukraine. house intelligence committee saying that crimea is under russian control. you know our colleague, diana magnay. what options does crimea have because where you are, in kiev, the government is in disarray. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right, erin. they are trying to react to -- is russia trying to annex the crimea?
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the actions that they have are limited. we know that in a fire fight, a full out war, they can not match the fire power of russia. what they are moving is more diplomatic moves. one of these includes going to the u.n. security council. well, russia has a veto in that council and moscow is very concerned about the ethnic russians in the crimea. they have said that they have feared that they could be oppressed or discriminated against. well, here in kiev, the ukrainian government has asked the eu to send observers here to say, listen, you can bring others to here to make sure that nothing happens to ethnic russians in the crimea. also, the ukrainians here keep saying, we have this peace treaty which you guys were talking about that was signed by the uk, united states, russia, and ukraine. they said they'd give up their nuclear weapons, their territorial integrity will remain and that's one thing that officials are saying, where are the people now who signed that
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agreement? >> ian lee, thank you very much. that's going to be a big question in the white house and in washington, d.c.. i'm back now with the former president of the republic of georgia, mikheli saakashvili along with mike rogers and colonel cedric layton. president saakashvili, president putin, according to officials here in the united states, controls the crimea peninsula now tonight. what will the ukraine do about it? you've been in kiev all week. you've been with opposition leaders. are they able to fight back? >> ukraine is a very, very peaceful country and these people were really trying to put the whole thing together. they really reached out to russian speakers in ukraine and east of ukraine mostly clintojo these protests so there was no pretext for russia to do that. the whole thing is that they
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were trying to sell this story and by the way, i mentioned one has to remember that part of germany came in to protect and suffered because they had to leave the territory because there was ethnic cleansing. so russia using brutal force, they claim to be provoked but this claim is not valid. now, ukrainians, i think they were starting to bring in a new interim government. the whole thing was very going very peaceful. i met with all of the leaders. i had a long conversation. peaceful intentions to carry out democratic changes, open up ukraine over to europe. that's exactly what vladimir putin cannot forgive them.
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because if they go democratic like european and the united states, he had to act on this fall sense of protecting more people. so what ukraine has occurred like georgia has considerable army. >> so they will fight back? >> they gave up nuclear weapons but their officers are very good and by the way, the russian army is ukrainian. so it's not so clear how russians can force those people to fight against their homeland. the point is, that's the worst thing to get to the situation where we might get real war between two big european countries, like russia and ukraine. buy the way, when we talk about what americans can do, look, you don't -- even if you don't send tanks, you can certainly expel russia from g-8.
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you can send back to putin banks and corrupt officials, including putin himself, he's the most corrupt person in the world. it can all be seized. it's doable. when european union and sanctions people started to attack him. so just don't send tanks and but at least send tanks to putin's banks and accounts and other sanctions because, you know, i heard the president saying it will cost him. i've heard this said by also previous administration after the georgia invasion. well, did it really cost him? if it had cost him, it would not have done ukraine. he's gone on a rampage and he will act without impune tea. >> i wanted to play what the former head of cia general
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hayden just said to me. >> he went into georgia in 2008. importantly, erin, he really wasn't punished for that. that took place in august of 2008. by january of 2009, we have a new president and there is no time in the penalty box for putin with the new president. it's all about reset. >> right. >> reset, be friends. >> yeah. so he got to do that and really didn't suffer too many adverse consequences. >> general layton s. th, is wha problem is right now? there were no consequences when he invaded georgia? >> absolutely. the historical knowledge can go back to when hitler invaded in 1936. same exact thing happened.
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because there were no consequences for hitler, the rest is, basically as i say, history. world war ii started the way it did and it became a real embroglio for the western world and this could happen again in the ukraine. i hope it doesn't but we have a real situation where the russians are going to look at the excuse of protecting their ethnic minority, their kindrid spirits in the ukraine and that is where they are going to use that excuse and try to crow tow to them. it's a very dangerous situation right now. >> general marks, will this become a war? will that become an appropriate word to use? >> i don't think it will become a war. what we're really seeing is putin really doesn't care at all what we say or what the international community says. he's very much in tuned to what we do and demonstrate.
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there are a number of things, as we've discussed, economic, financial, and diplomatic that should be the precursors before any type of military action. however, simultaneously, the united states should be in the u nated nations in nato and galvanizing an international body that is prepared to take action to isolate and to try to narrow this challenge that we have. but we have to paint it the way it is, which is an invasion of one foreign country into another. now, the russians have a really strong case for the crimea because they have an agreement with the ukraine. that's where their black sea fleet is located. >> right. >> so self vvastopol is all the have. they think they have a sphere of influence and they have rights that allows them to act with a certain degree .
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>> sevastopol is very small. it doesn't look like safeguarding their base in sevastopol. it's much wider. >> of course, mr. president. what i'm suggesting is that sevastopol is where the black sea fleet is located. it's a warm water port. it's significant. it's extremely important to the russiains and this is where they can conduct influence in the region. >> the people that they brought in, they were not from sevastopol. these were russian regular like special troops brought in from russia. >> of course. >> by military transport. and the other thing we're talking about -- >> we are in agreement here. >> one thing should be known. in georgia in 2008 after the reaction was quite late, putin was stopped at the entrance of our capital by a huge unit who showed but the international community outcry.
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george bush sent four fleets. the initial planes were put on alert prepared for no fly zone over georgia and that's what stopped putin from a -- >> so that's what obama is going to have to do. >> there have been many different options he can consider. i'm not saying that's the situation for sure but certainly we should consider all of the options because u.s. security interests are at stake. if this war in europe collapses now, the u.s. will be in trouble. the united states is one of the main guarantors and benefactors of this order that exists today in europe and if it goes to hell, certainly american interests would be at great risk. >> well, we'll leave it at that. thank you all very much. appreciate it. obviously a very significant moment right now for the world, for the united states, for russia, for ukraine. still to come, a massive winter storm about to bring snow, ice, and freezing rain to more than 100 million americans.
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100 million americans now facing the biggest winter storms of the year. snow is already falling in the midwest as the storm marches east it could bring a foot of snow that will result in delays and cancellations around the entire country and around the entire world. chad myers is "outfront." what could we expect from the storm over the weekend? >> it's slamming into california right now. it looks like a big hurricane out there, although i haven't had dinner so to me it looks like a ho-hco. every time one of these white bands go by, you get significant rain. that's what we've had all day in l.a. one rain shower after another. storms don't stop when they get into california. it's going to continue into the rocky mountains and eventually all the way from there into the northeast. a snowstorm for money. there will be snow in the midwest for sunday and monday but it gets to cities in the east on monday. mudslides are going on because of areas that have been burned. when you burn the trees down,
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the trees don't hold the dirt in anymore and it becomes a mudslide. the storm moves off to the east later on tonight and into tomorrow. here's sunday night. we're seeing snow already into new york city. i don't know yet where this big snow is going to be and no one really does because it's still three days away. but let me tell you, there's going to be a swath of snow that is going to be a foot deep. it's a wide swath. now, farther off to the east, this is where we just don't know yet. will it be new york city, models are trending towards philadelphia, boston, and d.c. for right now but still at three days away, erin, you can't tell whether this is going to go left or right just yet. >> that's the problem i have with this winter, chad, nobody knows. it just shows you the power of nature. thanks so much to chad. and now a story that is so bizarre you won't believe it's true but it is.
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declared wednesday by a coroner, hours later as his body was about to be embalmed, a miracle. the man started to move inside of the body bag. david mattingly is "outfront." >> reporter: walter williams was in hospice care prepareded for the end of a long life in lexington, mississippi. he seemed to sleep peacefully away wednesday night. >> they put him in a plastic bag, zipped him up and took him and put him in the herst. >> reporter: his family had already been grieving for hours when something happened. >> i asked the coroner what happened and he said there's a miracle. >> reporter: williams began kicking inside his body bag. he wasn't dead. >> so it was not my daddy's time. i don't know how much longer he's going to grace us and bless us with his presence, but
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hallelujah, we thank him right now! right now! thank him. >> and williams' revival couldn't have happened at a better time. he was already in the embalming room. >> he was not dead, long story short. >> so he missed it by how much? >> reporter: i don't know. i don't know. >> a couple minutes, maybe? >> no. no. more than that. we definitely was not going to do anything to him. >> once you saw that he was alive? >> right, that he was not deceased. >> reporter: an indefibrillator must have jump-started his heart after he was in the body bag. rushed back to the hospital, this lifelong farmer is described as weak but talking. with a little more time, apparently, left in this world. david mattingly, cnn, atlanta. >> pretty incredible, huh?
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against spike lee a he went on a
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rant on gentrification in new york city. somebody vandalized his home in brooklyn. the house next door was also vandalized. neighbors believe it was in retaliation for lee's rant against gentrification. it went on for more than seven minutes, but here's a quick clip of how it went down. >> so why did it take this great influx of white people to get the schools better? why's there more police protection in bed stuy? we've been here? >> asking spike lee that question on genertrification, hs "outfront" tonight. you grew up in the neighborhood
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where spike lee was. there's this vandalism at the home. the house next door vandalized, the glass broken with the logo of his production company put up. clearly this was targeted at spike. do you think this is in retaliation for the comments? >> let's give it a bigger context. spike was invited to pride for the leading art school in new york for the diversity and creativity and also of view points. and so before the question was asked to spike, there was 90 minutes of him giving a great background on history on how he got into film, his struggles of growing up in brooklyn, filled with expletives because that's spike's style. it was a friendly, humorous, respectful exchange. >> right. >> and people that, you know, maybe heard him go off and get very impassioned about gentrification, that was just a very small part of the whole
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evening and certainly anybody who would retaliate or do anything like that to anybody's property, they are all the way wrong. >> they are all the way wrong but this is interesting because when we talked about this earlier in the week and you talked about that neighborhood and you talked about ways that you had been treated. the whole issue, right, is that it was an african-american neighborhood, it was gentrified and you have white people moving in and everything changes. >> gentrification is a hot issue but nothing justifies vandalizing somebody's property. that's not how we roll in brooklyn. that's not how we roll. >> i can't imagine it really surprises you in the sense of some of the stories that you've talked about that happened to you were pretty horrible. >> people get impassioned about things and that's why i thought it was important to bring some context to that evening. the salty language might have you believe that but he told a warm story about his grandparents that was filled with the same type of salty
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language. it's not how we do things in brooklyn, it's never how we handle things and i can't speak for spike but i'm sure he's going to be outraged by that. >> i'm sure he's going to be outraged by that. by the way, we spoke to spike lee's brother and i want to play a quick clip of that. actually, we don't have that. he said, spike shouldn't make his arguments so personal. he shouldn't let the world know where his family lives as part of this. as you point out, this was an event that was sort of built around the neighborhood. but what about the broader issue here and i want to ask you this because obviously spike lee's parents still live in the neighborhood where you live. spike lee, though, has become so successful. you know, he's left the neighborhood, right? he has a $32 million home on the upper east side. h . >> you know, that is something that goes beyond spike lee and something that we need to address. we become very successful and we move from the suburbs.
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we're not being leaders front and center. i have many friends who write big checks to all kinds of causes and i say, you might do better just to show up, just to show up at a mentoring event. >> interesting. >> we really need front and center. we need role models and we need to be in the community. that's the bigger issue. >> d.k., thank you so much good to see you again. we now know the cocktail of drugs found in phillip seymour hoffman's body before he died. a ride along, incredible story right here "outfront" coming up.
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let's check in with anderson with a look on what's coming up on "ac 360." hey, anderson. hey, erin. closely following the breaks news out of ukraine and russia tonight. low-flying helicopters flying across ukraine. the just departed u.s. ambassador to russia called the situation dire. we'll have live reports from ukraine and discuss how allies are responding including the u.s. tonight's american journey. you're going to hear from the first openly gay player in any
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of the major sports leagues, jason collins of the brooklyn nets. rachel nichols has an interview. lots more at the top of the hour. >> we'll see you in a couple of moments. first though the lead pirate in the thriller "captain phillips." if you didn't see the movie, he plays musi opposite tom hanks. he's up for best supporting actor at the academy's 86th awards. we recently caught up with the somali actor in his hometown. >> in the bitter cold and snow of minneapolis. >> do you ever get used to the cold? >> it's hard to get used to the cold. >> emerges one of this year's biggest hollywood sensations. >> look at me. >> sure. >> i'm the captain now. >> 28-year-old barkat abdi ad libbed that now famous line as musi in "captain phillips" with tom hanks. the somali immigrant is a natural on screen, but his
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journey to stardom has been anything but. >> is this the route you used to drive? >> yeah. i drive a lot. >> he drove a town car for a living, barely able to pay his rent. he left war-torn somalia at 7, emigrating to yemen then minnesota. >> i remember the war. guns everywhere. >> at just six years old, he lay in bed in mogadishu, identifying guns by the sound of their gun fire. when the maersk alabama was hijacked in 2009, abdi watched, stunned. >> just shocked by this whole pirate scene. >> he hadn't acted a day in his life. but when casting directors descended on minneapolis, he beat out more than 800 others. he and his three friends all cast as pirates, rolls of a lifetime. back at home they remained close. he sees the ship on film, but in
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real life he couldn't swim. director paul greengrass kept tensions high, preventing the pirates from meeting tom hanks until they filmed this this scene. >> the film to me was like this scene will determine if the movie fails or do good. >> he remains starstruck by hanks. >> i can't believe i'm making a scene with the ""forrest gump"" guy. >> it earned him an oscar nod. he's made the late night rounds. >> when you need somali pirates you go to minneapolis apparently. >> minnesota. >> minnesota. >> minnesota. >> and can't walk a block without being recognized. >> hey, are you the guy from that ma sovie? >> i was wondering if i could get a picture with you. >> do you ever want to be like normal and not noticed? >> you wonder. but i guess it comes with the territory. >> i come too far.
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>> abdi's success is the stuff of dreams. but for him it's more than fame. >> it's way different for me. last generation tell them to keep going and you can do it somehow. come true for all of us, i guess. >> it's our destiny. >> it's your destiny. >> destiny and determination. poppy harlow, cnn, minneapolis. >> an endearing guy. next the cocktail of drugs that kill killed filip seymour hoffman next. and no one's around, it does make a sound? ohhh...ugh. geico. little help here. i need>>that's my geico digital insurance id card - gots all my pertinents on it and such. works for me. turn to the camera. >>ah, actually i think my eyes might ha... next! digital insurance id cards. just a tap away on the geico app.
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stories we're following on this friday. we finally learned what caused actor philip seymour hoffman's death. hoffman found dead in his apartment with a need nell his arm earlier this month. today the new york city medical examiner's office said the actor died with quote acute mixed drug intoxication including heroin, cocaine, and painkillers in his syste system. retailer j crew is reportedly in talks to sell itself to a japanese company.
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the "wall street journal" reporting tonight j crew looking to sell for as much as $5 billion. the paper's source cautions the talks are in very early stages and could fall apart. but the buyer is japan's fast retailing which owns brand you may be familiar with. seaworld has lodged a complaint with the labor department alleging the inspector sent to investigate a trainer's death in 2010 leaked information to the producers of "black fish." that was documentary critical of seaworld which has aired several times on cnn. seaworld alleges that the inspector had a bias, that she engaged in unethical behavior. among the evidence are pictures of the inspector with the producers of the film at the sun za dance film festival. "black fish" will air tonight on cnn. we're we'll see you back here on monday. in the meantime, now.
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an extremely tense situation escalating tonight in ukraine and a warning today from president obama. take a look at this video the we've just gotten into. crimean television says there are russian helicopters entering ukraine. this is from earlier today. but we just got this video. they say those are russian helicopters. the growing concern tonight, russians getting close to crossing a dangerous line, sending troops to the crimean region. armed men outside two airports and surrounding the major state broadcaster. a complicated situation on the ground, one that's far from clear at this point. we want to make sure everybody knows that it is far from clear but it's the assessment of the u.s. government and their belief the russian military forces. we don't know at this hour what their operational orders are. we do have this statement just in from the house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers "it appears that the russian military now controls the crimean peninsula. it's aggression is a threa

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